WHERE are all the good books?! Because although I haven’t written since September’s reading, and read seventeen (17!) books in two months, it’s been a real slog.


Books Bought: none

Books Read: (october) Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed – I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson – The Fellowship by Philip & Carol Zaleski – A History Of The English Church And People by Bede – City Of Thorns by Ben Rawlence – The Vintage Guide To Love And Romance by Kirsty Greenwood – The Piano Maker by Kurt Palka – (november) The Grownup by Gillian Flynn – The Revenant by Michael Punke – The End Of Average by Todd Rose – The Regional Office Is Under Attack! by Manuel Gonzales – Bee Time by Mark Winston – Submission by Michel Houellebecq – The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney – The Last Painting Of Sara De Vos by Dominic Smith – Seven Brief Lessons On Physics by Carlo Rovelli.

Now obviously, there are some great books in there. Cheryl Strayed’s collection is gut-punching brilliance (but been around for a while); Bede’s work has been around even longer (more than a millenium); Gillian Flynn’s quick novella is a republished work; and Carlo Rovelli’s little explainer on the universe is what all science books should be but has been out for ages in Italian. The Governor-General winner Bee Time is the only new and memorable read.

So I’m looking for great recommendations for new books. Exciting books. Tear-open-the-cover-and-devour-in-one-sitting books. I’m pretty open to genre. But looking especially for newish and coming soon.

Because I want to get excited about reading again.